To those who haven’t encountered a silverfish, they look something like the picture below.
I’ve decided the silverfish is definitely a cross between a centipede and cockroach. Now, in Canada we may not have killer spiders, centipedes, or snakes, but the silverfish is an unpleasant insect that is capable of invading your nightmares (and lives in bathrooms). Sure, all it may do is hang out and run away when it sees you coming… but LOOK at the destruction they caused to this poor unsuspecting book (that Wikipedia tells me was attacked by these immoral insects). What did the book ever do to them?
At any rate, I got myself in a bit of a pickle last time I came across one. I remember it like it was yesterday. I was happily brushing my teeth, when suddenly I turned around and BAAM!!!!!! The biggest silverfish EVER was resting peacefully by the sink. In a moment marked by fear, I was forced to do what my internal instincts told me to do; I grabbed a stick, put a strainer on my head, put up defensive pillows then confronted the bathroom intruder… by placing a bowl on top of it.
After celebrating my victory, I quickly realized a major problem with the valiant act of putting a bowl on a silverfish…I did not know what to do with it once it had been ensnared. Do you pick up the bowl and potentially let it attack you? Do you leave it there for your mom to find? Do you kill it? I had hundreds of questions racing through my mind as I tried to resolve the best method of winning the battle. Then, after minutes of insecurity I determined the best strategy.
And that’s how I dealt with the Silverfish. The end.